Hitler. Volume 2 Downfall 1939-45

Hitler. Volume 2 Downfall 1939-45 - Hitler Biographies

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Synopsis

'Meticulous... Probably the most disturbing portrait of Hitler I have ever read' Dominic Sandbrook, Sunday Times

By the summer of 1939 Hitler was at the zenith of his power. Yet despite initial triumphs in the early stages of war, the Führer's fortunes would turn dramatically as the conflict raged on. Realising that victory was lost, and with Soviet troops closing in on his Berlin bunker, Hitler committed suicide in April 1945; one week later, Nazi Germany surrendered. His murderous ambitions had not only annihilated his own country, but had cost the lives of millions across Europe.

In the final volume of this landmark biography, Volker Ullrich argues that the very qualities - and the defects - that accounted for Hitler's popularity and rise to power were what brought about his ruin. A keen strategist and meticulous military commander, he was also a deeply insecure gambler who could be shaken by the smallest setback, and was quick to blame subordinates for his own disastrous mistakes.

Drawing on a wealth of new sources and scholarship, this is the definitive portrait of the man who dragged the world into chaos.

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Book information

ISBN: 9780099590248
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Vintage
Pub date:
DEWEY: 943.086092
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 18899
Number of pages: 848
Weight: 621g
Height: 216mm
Width: 140mm
Spine width: 50mm